Northeast 2016 Jubilarians

We congratulate 54 Sisters celebrating over 2,500 years of service!

This year we joyfully honor 54 sisters in the Northeast Community who are celebrating their Jubilee milestones. Along with sisters’ photos, you will find the date and location where they entered, and their motto. A sister’s motto was engraved on the ring she received upon professing her vows. Additionally, some sisters share a short reflection about their years as a Sister of Mercy, which you can read by clicking on their names. We invite you to write a congratulatory message in the Guestbook and/or honor a sister with a gift in her name through links available on her individual page.

Below, you will find Jubilarian sisters from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York (Albany), Rhode Island and Vermont.

Thank you, sisters, for your many years of joyful service!

50 years  |  60 years  |  65 years  |  70 years  |  75 years

50 Years

Sister Cecelia Ferland

Sister Cecelia Ferland

Entered: Windham, New Hampshire
Motto: Mercy, Peace, Joy
Sister Mary Fraser

Sister Mary Fraser

Entered: Albany, New York
Motto: Jesus

 

Sister Carol Jussaume

Sister Carol Jussaume

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Quote: “Throw kindness around like confetti.” – Anonymous                    
Sister Edward Mary Kelleher

Sister Edward Mary Kelleher

Entered: Portland, Maine
Motto: Hope in God

 

Sister Elaine Marchand

Sister Elaine Marchand

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island 
Motto: To be near God is my life
Sister Jane McGarrahan

Sister Jane McGarrahan

Entered: Providence, Rhode Island 
Motto: The Lord is Faithful

 

60 Years

Sister Barbara Brennan

Sister Barbara Brennan

Entered: Portland, Maine
Motto: Jesus
Sister Miriam Therese Callnan

Sister Miriam Therese Callnan

Entered: Portland, Maine 
Motto: Live to Love God

 

Sister Ruth Conlogue

Sister Ruth Conlogue

Entered: Portland, Maine
Motto: Love Serves
Sister Eleanor Finn

Sister Eleanor Finn

Entered: Manchester, New Hampshire
Motto: Not to Be Served, but to Serve

 

Sister Ruth Mary Hokenson

Sister Ruth Mary Hokenson

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Motto: Charity Abides
Sister Marjorie Lupien

Sister Marjorie Lupien

Entered: Manchester, New Hampshire
Motto: Serve the Lord in Gladness

 

Sister Rose Angela McLellan

Sister Rose Angela McLellan

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Quote: "I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." – Rabindranath Tagore
Sister Mary E. Monaghan

Sister Mary E. Monaghan

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island 
Motto: God’s Will Hath No Why

 

Sister Joyce Scott

Sister Joyce Scott

Entered: Manchester, New Hampshire
Motto: In Thee, O Lord, Have I Hoped
Sister Marianna Sylvester

Sister Marianna Sylvester

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Quote: “Awareness, Awareness, Awareness means Awareness!” – Father Anthony DeMello, SJ.

 

Sister Arlene Woods

Sister Arlene Woods

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Motto: Love
 

 

65 Years

Sister Patricia Brewer

Sister Patricia Brewer

Entered: Madison, Connecticut
Motto: To me to live is Christ
Sister Justine Colliton

Sister Justine Colliton

Entered: Manchester, New Hampshire
Motto: Christ Is My Life

 

Sister Mary Dolan

Sister Mary Ida Dolan

Entered: Madison, Connecticut
Motto: I can do all things in the one who strengthens me
Sister Joan Flynn

Sister Joan M. Flynn

Entered: Madison, Connecticut
Motto: Rabboni; Epiphany; Manifestation of God’s presence to me

 

Sister Terence Gallagher

Sister Terence Gallagher

Entered: Manchester, New Hampshire
Motto: Who is More Worthy?
Sister Anne Marineau

Sister Anne Marineau

Entered: Manchester, New Hampshire
Motto: Jesus, Mary and Joseph

 

Sister Claire Plamondon

Sister Claire Plamondon

Entered: Madison, Connecticut
Motto: Thy will be done
Sister Denise Therriault

Sister Denise Therriault

Entered: Manchester, New Hampshire
Motto: My Jesus Mercy!

 

70 Years

Sister Claudia Barbre

Sister Claudia Barbre

Entered: Portland, Maine
Motto: Ecce Ancilla Domini(“Behold the Handmaiden of the Lord”)
Sister Mary Caffrey

Sister Mary Caffrey

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Motto: Propter Te, Domine ("For You, Lord")

 

Sister Virginia Cain

Sister Virginia Cain

Entered: Burlington, Vermont
Motto: My Lord is crucified
Sister Mary Gemma Connelly

Sister Mary Gemma Connelly

Entered: Portland, Maine
Motto: To Jesus through Mary

 

Sister Therese Mary Delisle

Sister Therese Mary Delisle

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Motto: Thy Will Be Done
Sister Florence Dorey

Sister Florence Dorey

Entered: Manchester, New Hampshire
Motto: Jesus, Make my Heart like Thine

 

Sister Marie Fenton

Sister Marie Thérèse Fenton

Entered: West Hartford, Connecticut
Motto: My beloved belongs to me and I to Him
Sister Barbara Foley

Sister Barbara Foley

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Motto: I Believe

 

Sister Mary Griffin

Sister Mary Griffin

Entered: Manchester, New Hampshire
Motto: Omnia in Christo (“All in Christ”)
Sister Marie Andre Guay

Sister Marie Andre Guay

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Motto: Love is Repaid by Love Alone

 

Sister Marie Lourdette Harrold

Sister Marie Lourdette Harrold

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Motto: Not my will but Thine, O Lord
Sister Rita Hoffner

Sister Rita Hoffner

Entered: West Hartford, Connecticut
Motto: In His will is our peace

 

Sister Mary Jacinta

Sister Mary Jacinta

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Motto: Thy Will Be Done
Sister Bridget Kenny

Sister Bridget Mary Kenny

Entered: West Hartford, Connecticut
Motto: Eternity

 

Sister Elizabeth (Betty) Kilbride

Sister Elizabeth (Betty) Kilbride

Entered: Portland, Maine
Motto: Tecum omnia possum
(“I can do everything with you”)
Sister Laura Meskill

Sister Laura Marie Meskill

Entered: West Hartford, Connecticut
Motto: Thy will be done

 

Sister Patricia Murtagh

Sister Patricia Murtagh

Entered: Burlington, Vermont
Motto: Through Him, with Him, and in Him
Sister Mary Cabrini Nellis

Sister Mary Cabrini Nellis

Entered: Albany, New York
Motto: Jesus

 

Sister Mary Denis Schwartz

Sister Mary Denis Schwartz

Entered: Portland, Maine
Motto: I Thirst for God’s Love
Sister Anastasia Skwara

Sister Anastasia Skwara

Entered: Portland, Maine
Motto: All for Jesus through Mary

 

75 Years

Sister Marie O’Neill

Sister Marie O’Neill

Entered: Cumberland, Rhode Island
Motto: Lord, I Am Not Worthy
Sister Catherine Sheehy

Sister Catherine Sheehy

Entered: West Hartford, Connecticut
Motto: He humbled himself